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Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Sells Merkal Shoes to Private Equity Firm OpCapita

The sale of the inexpensive Spanish shoe brand fits into the French retailer’s ongoing restructuring program.

clock November 3, 2017Mimosa Spencer

The employees of Vivarte protesting in front of the French economy ministry.

Mergers and Acquisitions

Vivarte Sells Kookaï to Australian Licensee Magi

The sale is part of a vast restructuring plan for the ailing French apparel group.

clock July 4, 2017Alex Wynne


Vivarte Sells Pataugas

The heritage footwear brand has been acquired by Start’Hopps for an undisclosed sum.

clock May 10, 2017Katya Foreman

The employees of Vivarte protesting in front of the French economy ministry.


French Group Vivarte Renegotiates Debt

The group’s creditors have agreed unanimously to waive a chunk worth 846 million euros, or $907 million at current exchange rates.

clock March 16, 2017Joelle Diderich


Vivarte Reaches Agreement With Lenders

The French retail group’s existing debt has been reduced to 800 million euros, or $1.1 billion.

clock June 4, 2014Paulina Szmydke

A look from Kookaï's fall collection.


Debt Puts Pressure on Vivarte

The French retail group confirmed that it had breached leverage and interest covenants on its loans in May.

clock July 17, 2013Joelle Diderich

Marc Lelandais

Business Features

Marc Lelandais Joins Vivarte

The executive formerly ran Lancel.

clock July 2, 2012Alex Wynne



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